With the possible exception of Jeremy Kyle there are few more unpleasant sights on television than a man's pile infested rectum. This was on Channel 4's latest production "Embarrassing Diseases", a programme which as the title suggests is about ailments that ou wouldn't usually want to discuss with complete strangers.
I'm just mentioning this for two reasons firstly because seeing as I now have the image of that ring of big purple piles imprinted on my mind for all time it seems only fair to share the misery and imprint it on your mind too. Secondly isn't it a demonstration of how strong the desire to be on television is, that people with conditions that are so embarrassing that they have refused to speak to their doctors about it for years, decades in some cases, are suddenly willing to be probed in front of a camera for the voyeuristic pleasure of the discerning viewer.
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